back along


Definition of back along

: some time back : in the past : some time ago a good old-timer dating back along— Robert Frost

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First Known Use of back along

1897, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of back along was in 1897

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“Back along.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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